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Proving Relationship Through DNA

I am a US citizen. I have applied green card for my parents. Because of certain defects in the papers, USCIS has asked us to go for DNA testing. My parents are in India, I am in US. Can DNA testing be done like this?

This issue has been coming up more frequently in family-based immigration petitions than it ever did before.

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